The new flat (floor plan attached) will probably see our parents visiting on a more regular basis than before. I want this space to be something where they can have privacy to sleep/relax. Given the living room layout, I think we can squeeze the planned room to lie along the right side of the living room, but unfortunately this means it would be windowless, so we need to be really creative about ventilation and lighting. I am also concerned about the partition spoiling the aesthetics of the rest of the room. I'm thinking mirrored sliding doors (mirrored surface facing the living room to reflect light) along the long edge of the room, or a mirrored wall along the long edge with sliding doors along the short edge, louvered vents on top. I'm also thinking about putting a wall-bed (expensive!) or an extendable Ikea-type daybed in the room. I am not a fan of sofa beds since the mattresses are not very comfortable for regular use. Any ideas/tips on layout, structure, ventilation, lighting, etc. would be appreciated! Sent by SS Editor: Leave your suggestions for SS in the comments — thanks! • Got a question? Send us yours with pic attachments here (those with pics get answered first).